Want Great Photos? Don't Forget These Important Tips
In order to make your wedding images as beautiful and memorable as possible,
it is very important to take a few things into consideration. Many people forget
that the time of year, the time of day, and the location will have a great
impact on your photos. It is very important to take these things into
consideration when planning your big day.
Your photographer will do his or her best to get great images, but a very
dark church or a nighttime wedding can make it nearly impossible to capture
those beautiful moments. Typically, if you are getting married outdoors, the
sunlight is the most favorable 1-2 hours before sunset (also referred to as the
golden hours). If your wedding is in the middle of the day, the sun will be
directly overhead causing harsh shadows on your face. The photographer can use
fill flash to help this problem BUT the pictures will still not be nearly as
beautiful as if you had your wedding at an early evening time when the sunlight
is golden in color and skims across the scenery.
Typically the temperature outdoors is also more favorable for you and your
guests, as having a midday wedding can be hot and straining on the eyes. Finding
the correct time for your ceremony is easy, as exact sunset times can be found
for any city in the United States by doing a quick search on the Internet.
Another issue can be a dark church or a winter wedding. Many churches do not
allow a flash to be used during the ceremony and if the room is not brightly lit
with sunlight, capturing sharp beautiful photos becomes nearly impossible. Your
photographer again will attempt to make the best of the situation by using
expensive lenses and equipment, but many times even this is no match for a dimly
lit church. Winter weddings can also be less favorable because all photos will
need to be inside with artificial lighting. The scenery outside will be grey and
desolate, which will not make for a pleasing backdrop.
If photographs from your wedding day are important to you, be sure to plan
your wedding day accordingly so that beautiful images are able to be easily
- Krista Lee is with
Krista Lee Photography in Nashville, TN